Weather Warning – Friday 18th February

Storm Eunice may cause significant disruption due to extremely strong winds on Friday 18th February

What to expect

  • There is a good chance that flying debris could result in a danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes is likely, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are likely to close, with delays and cancellations to bus, train, ferry services and flights
  • There is a good chance that power cuts, possibly prolonged, could occur and possibly affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • Large waves are likely and beach material is likely to be thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
  • It is likely there will be falling branches and some uprooted trees

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In the event of a power cut

  • Make sure you have multiple torches along with extra batteries
  • Make sure you keep your mobile phone charged so you can make calls in case of an emergency
  •  Keep fridges and freezers closed, with a blanket over as they will stay cold for many hours
  •  Keep important documents safe and handy
  •  Look out for elderly neighbours and ensure they are prepared for a possible power cut
  •  Switch off appliances – turn off items such as irons, ovens, electric fires and fryers as they could pose a hazard if the power comes back on when you are not there
  •  If electricity is crucial for any medical equipment you have, please contact your DNO at any time as they may be able to put you on their Priority Register (see below) for assistance during any power outage.

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